Thursday, February 7, 2013

Paula Deen's Pork Loin

This is my husbands favorite pork loin recipe. It's my favorite because it's so easy to make. Oh yeah, it doesn't call for a stick of butter!

This has a lot of flavor and will make your house smell so good. 

The other day I made this in the crock pot and it tasted even better. Just season your pork loin, pour 1/2 cup of water into the crock pot. Place the loin in the crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 


  • 1 (4-pound) boneless pork loin, with fat left on
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary


Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
Place the pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. With your fingers, massage the mixture onto the pork loin, covering all of the meat and fat.
Roast the pork for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 425 degrees F and roast for an additional hour. Keep checking on your pork loin. When I do a full hour its too done. Test   using a instant-read thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, remove the roast from the oven. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while it rests.

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